Announcement #: 13-332-01EX
Title, Series, Grade (Code) Pumpman WM-9955-15 (332)
Base Salary: $44,066 per annum
Appointment: Excepted Service Career-Conditional
Opening Date: February 25, 2013 Closing
Date Open continuously with periodic cut-offs
Location: Military Sealift Command (MSC) Vessels Worldwide
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified United States citizens who are not currently employed with Military Sealift Command (MSC) as civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employees. Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Duties: The pumpman performs all work necessary for the safe and proper operation of the liquid cargo transfer system. This includes but is not limited to: liquid cargo transfer pumps, liquid cargo stripping pumps, liquid cargo coalescers and separators, strainers, filters, associated piping, valves, fittings and deck machinery directly related to the transfer of liquid cargo. The pumpman is responsible for performing routine required maintenance, repairs, SAMM, and condition based monitoring repairs and maintenance actions. These activities include, but are not limited to: correcting leaks, packing valves, greasing fittings, glands, bearings and reach rods. The incumbent shall be fully capable of overhauling, repairing and rebuilding valves, pumps, reach rods, packing glands, and stuffing tubes. The incumbent is required to be proficient in the performance of shipboard engineering casualty drills, fire drills, collision drills, and performing all duties as assigned. The incumbent must have the ability to
perform assigned duties and carry out instructions safely
and efficiently. The incumbent must take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions. The pumpman shall have a complete knowledge of MSC safety policies and practices, specifically including handling of flammable/dangerous liquids and confined space entry procedures, as well as the MSC Lockout/Tag-out program, procedures and policies.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain a valid:
1. U. S. Passport with a minimum of 7 months remaining of expiration date,
2. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant
Mariner’s Document (MMD), or Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC), with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date with the following endorsement(s): Pumpman or Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED) – Any Unlicensed Rating
in the Engine Department.
3. Transportation Worker Identification Credential
(TWIC) card with a minimum of 10 months remaining of expiration date.
4. Licensing/Certification requirements:
Must hold the endorsement of Tankerman Assistant
(DL) or higher on the Merchant Mariner’s Document. Applicants that lack the Tankerman Assistant endorsement, but otherwise meet all eligibility requirements, may still qualify. However, they will be required to obtain the Tankerman Assistant (DL) endorsement on their MMD within 90-days of employment; MSC will provide the requisite USCG approved Tankership Familiarization training.
Criteria: Applicants who meet the minimum eligibility requirements described above will be further evaluated. Documented knowledge, skills, and abilities, education, training, and awards contained in the application package and
resume will be reviewed and rated to determine the degree
to which applicants possess the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below that are essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position for which applications are being considered.
1. Knowledge and ability to operate, maintain, repair liquid cargo, and ballast systems and associated equipment.
2. Ability to use hand tools, measuring instruments to maintain and repair pump room equipment.
3. Knowledge and ability to use, read, and effectively interpret technical manuals and blue prints.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing, including demonstrated ability to use common MSC computer applications such as MS-Office, SAMM, ShipClip, etc.
Related MSC, military, and/or commercial experience, etc., will also be part of the rating process.
1. CIVMAR positions are subject to drug urinalysis testing.
2. Able to obtain and maintain security clearance eligibility and assignment to a sensitive position.
3. Able to successfully pass the physical examinations (arranged by MSC) and maintain MSC medical requirements. Participate in vaccine immunization; including a tuberculosis (TB) screening test is also required. TB screening is not provided at the MSC- arranged medical examination, but can usually be
obtained from your personal medical provider or free at any local public health clinic. If you have previously had a positive TB skin test (i.e. a CONVERTER or REACTOR), another skin test is not required. You must instead provide the medical department written proof that you have completed treatment with medicine (i.e. INH), or that you have started treatment with medicine, or that such treatment is not warranted as determined
by competent medical authority.
4. Attend and successfully complete all mandatory training courses, including personal survival, which requires
the ability to float in the water for a minimum of sixty (60) seconds
5. Be ready, willing, and able to physically perform the duties of this position worldwide at all times.
6. Be ready, willing, and able to work in a shipboard environment and wear protective equipment worldwide at all times.
7. Entry-level positions require candidates to pass an
English language competency test.
8. Participate in direct deposit/electronic funds transfer as the standard method of payroll payments.
9. Capable of speaking, understanding, reading and writing the English language.
a. The tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to report to any of the scheduled appointments, fails the physical examination, fails the language competency test, fails the drug test, fails to disclose employment information, fails to report to new employee orientation, or is unable to obtain a security clearance.
b. On a case-by-case basis, an applicant who accepts a
tentative offer of employment will be required to provide a VA Rating Decisions and/or Office of Worker’s Compensation Program (OWCP) Scheduled Awards.
How to Apply: To begin the process you must submit an Information Request Form (IRF). Once submitted you will be able to access a link to download the application package.
All documents MUST be POSTMARKED by the cut-off or closing date of this announcement. Only applications received during the announced timeframe will be considered. MSC is not responsible for obtaining documents to include in your package.
The following documents are required and are to be submitted in the following order and can be downloaded once an IRF is submitted. If you have already submitted an IRF, please contact the CIVMAR Support Center at 1-
877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672) and they can provide you a link to download all required application forms.
1. A completed, signed and dated Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) to include social security number, U.S. citizenship, veterans preference and previous federal employment.
2. A completed, signed and dated Declaration of Federal Employment (OF-306), including Applicant’s Statement of Selective Service Registration status. For Selective Service information, visit www.sss.gov. If you answered yes to questions 9 and/or 11; or have
current or pending criminal charges and/or charges for any violation of law, court abstracts from the Clerk
of Courts are required.
3. A current United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Document (MMD), front and back or Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), all pages and front and back copy of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), front and back with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date.
4. A front and back copy of your current United States Coast Guard license, and/or STCW certificate with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration date, if applicable.
5. A current U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7)
months remaining of expiration date,
6. A copy of professional certificates as applicable for this position.
7. If you are a current federal government employee, you must include a copy of your most recent Notice of
Personnel Action (SF-50).
8. If you are a prior federal government employee, you must include a copy of your separation Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50).
9. If you served in the U.S. military service, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Discharge (DD-
214) that shows the type of discharge you received.
This information is located under the “Character of Service” block of your DD-214. If you are claiming 10 points or higher veteran’s preference you must provide supporting documentation such as a completed Application for Preference (SF-15) www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf. Additional information on veteran’s preference is available at http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. You will also be
required to provide a copy of the VA Rating Decisions
upon accepting the tentative offer of employment.
10. Resume. All resumes shall be one-sided, type-written in Courier New (12 pitch), and must show sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which applicants are being considered; and shall include the following information in its order (See template):
a. Full name.
b. Relevant work experience within the last five (5) years including paid and non-paid public or private sector work experience related to the job for which applying.
c. Colleges or universities name, city and state (with zip code), major(s), type and year of any degree received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours).
11. Last five (5) years of performance evaluations (if available) and training certificates applicable to the position you are applying for.
12. Job related honors, awards, and special accomplishments; for example, military, government or recognized professional organizations related to the maritime field and performance awards. Submit copies.
Failure to submit any required information to show that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the JOA will result in the applicant being found ineligible. Failure to provide a resume as directed in the JOA will
result in applicant being found ineligible.
All applications and supporting documents will become the property of MSC, and will not be returned to the
applicant once submitted. Applicants are encouraged to make copies of all documentation prior to submission.
How To Contact
Us: Please send completed packages to:
Military Sealift Command
CIVMAR Support Center
6353 Center Drive, Building #8, Suite 202
Norfolk, VA 23502
If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our toll-free recruitment hotline at 1-877-JOBS-MSC (1-877-562-7672). You can also visit our website at www.sealiftcommand.com.
NOTE: FAILURE TO PROVIDE REQUIRED INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR
THIS POSITION WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT YOUR ELIGIBILITY.
Federal job applicants who make a false statement in any part of the application could be turned down for the job, fired after beginning work, or subject to fine, imprisonment (U.S. Code, Title 18, Section 1001), or
other disciplinary action.
In accordance with Section 9902(h) of Title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions or participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental re-determined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under Section 8336(d) (1) or
8414(B) (1) (A) of Title 5, Unites States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300 at www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
YOU MAY NOT BE HIRED IF YOU FAIL TO REPORT:
1. Previous security clearance issues (intents to deny or the revocation of security clearances).
3. Previous felony convictions where actual time was served in jail for more than one (1) year.
Any questions relative to this issue should be directed to the CIVMAR Support Center at 866-562-7672.
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
All applicants meeting minimum qualifications will receive consideration without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, lawful political affiliation, non-disqualifying disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or other personal condition unrelated to the applicant’s basic ability to perform satisfactorily. Please visit www.msc.navy.mil/civmar/eeo.htm for more information.
Determinations of whether an accommodation is appropriate
shall be made by the agency as soon practicable, after the initial application process and shall be made with regard to all applicable statutes and regulations. If assistance is required to complete the application process, interested applicants should call our CIVMAR Support Center at the above number and refer to the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.